The Woodlands, February 10 – Renowned community and business leaders Danny Signorelli and Angie Signorelli have issued a statement in opposition to incorporation of The Woodlands as a city. Over the past three or so years, the Woodlands Township Board of Directors has led an intense and comprehensive study into the question whether or not The Woodlands, which is currently a Township, should incorporate into a home-rule city under Texas law.
The Signorellis’ statement follows:
“We strongly are against The Woodlands incorporating into a city. Incorporating into a city is not only too expensive. It offers very little upside to the residents and businesses of The Woodlands other than a defensive mechanism from a city of Houston annexation that cannot occur for nearly 40 years from today.“In our opinion, operating police, engineering, road maintenance, and the multitude of employees required to operate a city are a massive, unnecessary expense.“The Township is an elected body with substantial power and discretion, as they operate from sales tax generated from the retail businesses. As a regional destination, that sales tax is funded by residents all over the county and well beyond. That is a net positive for The Woodlands and it would be a shame to dilute the prosperity of the community through new layers of government and certain waste and inefficiency.“In our opinion, the only problem The Woodlands needs to solve for is extending the 40 year safety net further down the road through Legislative efforts. And we have 40 years to make that happen.“Please let us know how we can help.”